Thursday night was a rough one for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers ran all over them, handing the Lakers their worst loss in franchise history with a 142-94 drubbing.
With his team up 95-67 over the Chicago Bulls Monday night in the closing minutes of the game, Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams saw an opportunity to do something spectacular. The noted dunk artist made a slick steal, broke away by himself and set up for a monster throwdown. There was just one problem: he forgot to finish the job.
Rumors circulated on Thursday that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets were interested in acquiring Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Well, late Thursday night/early Friday morning word broke that Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan actually blocked a trade for Lowry. Dolan supervises the Knicks’ day-to-day operations and he forced the team to back out at the last minute.
A player really establishes himself as an all-time great when he is competing for championships.
As sports are dominated by a handful of teams, the players associated with those teams begin to ascend the rankings among their peers and stand out in the sports world.
Each of the NBA’s Eastern Conference teams has now played at least 16 games. And entering Tuesday’s action, only two of them are currently above .500.
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie center Steven Adams tried to exercise a little sportsmanship Thursday night as his team’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers wound down to the final buzzer. He reached out to shake hands with Clippers center Byron Mullens, who completely rejected him.
I had a great Veteran’s Day yesterday. I got to enjoy a meal at Applebee’s while watching my favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, run their record to 7-1 after beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-85.
After seeing the 38-17 dismantling of LSU on Saturday, Alabama remains the undisputed top team in college football. The Crimson Tide have carried over their form from game to game and year to year for a good while now.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has only played sparingly this season and has looked hobbled when he’s been on the floor. Sunday night the Lakers lost badly to the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-90 and Nash sat out the second half because of a back injury. Reports now suggest the Lakers are seriously concerned about their 39-year-old point guard’s back.